Name: Carter VanderGriend

Instagram Handle/Username: cartervandergriend

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: I am Carter VanderGriend, I am a senior in high school where I attend Heritage Christian in a small town in Indiana. I enjoy playing basketball and baseball with my friends everyday when it comes to practice or playing competitively in games. I also work for an iron company where I do custom iron work for multimillion dollar homes.

What Inspires You Every day? : I am inspired by my dad and mom who work hard everyday to provide for me and my family and it makes me work harder everyday to do the same thing for my future family.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Some wisdom I live by is if someone doesn’t want you in their life, you shouldn’t want them in yours because they will mentally hold you back from what you want to accomplish.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life is to have a family one day, work hard enough while I am younger so I am able give them what they need everyday, become closer to God everyday of my life and serve Him in all that I do.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : The pandemic has affected me in many ways especially as a senior in high school. It has been hard especially missing out on many things that I have looked forward to that come with being a senior.

What is a positive message you would like to give others? : I always like to tell others that no matter what you may be going through in life, God is by your side and He is always caring for you even if it is a trial, He is testing your faith and it will be the best for you.

What questions would you like to ask others?: I always like to ask others how I could be better as a person, but I always ask them how they feel that they could become a better person. It is important to always be training yourself and becoming a better person each day. I also ask them how they can train harder for what goals they would like to achieve in life and if you keep training you will reach that goal.

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